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Austenland

(2013)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and innuendo.

PG-13 In Theaters 08/16/2013 , 97min.
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Viewer Score
83%
Viewer score based on 7 ratings
42%
Critic score based on 32 reviews

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September 26, 2013
aehodman
Since I read the book first, I had unusually high expectations for this movie. And it completely delivered. It was funny and charming and kept me guessing even though I knew the ending already! Jennifer Coolidge as Miss Charming was a hoot and a perfect match for the part.
September 23, 2013
lkend
I WAS BORED AND FELL ASLEEP SEVERAL TIMES.
August 24, 2013
dukedewf
I thoroughly enjoyed it. One might think it a tad \"slow\" in the beginning, but the ending has just enough reversal that it makes the entire wait worth it. Thoughts of TV's \"Fantasy Island\" kept coming to mind for some reason.
August 23, 2013
billad74
Much better than the critics' rating. A sweet film that moves at a leisurely pace. Keri Russell is wonderful. Jane Seymour is wickedly great. Four stars.
August 23, 2013
goingpublic4u2
Adequate script. Reasonably good performances. Good plot. Had the script been a bit better and a couple of the female leads been different, it might have made for a good movie. Jane Seymour and Miss Charming characters were miscast. 3-1/2 stars.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Time Out New York
The Napoleon Dynamite cowriter-turned-director should have applied her editorial eye more consistently; Coolidge and King especially are allowed to wander into mugging far too often and for far too long. Full Review
A.A. Dowd
The A.V. Club
In Austenland, her directorial debut, Hess adapts a 2007 beach book into another broad comedy of caricature. It’s a truly half-assed satire, one whose senseless sensibility seems less informed by the best of English literature than the worst of Saturday Night Live. Full Review
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
The ending is a bit of an audience-pleasing cop-out, a retreat into formula after 80 minutes or so of upending it. But those upendings are memorable, the cast dishy fun, and Jerusha Hess and Shannon Hale's breeze of a script (based on Hale's novel) is smart about the allure of fictional romances. Full Review
Amanda May Meyncke
Film.com
Austenland is as light and airy as a cream puff, and as entirely unfulfilling. Fans of the book may find it amusing, but those looking for heartier romantic comedy fare would do well to look elsewhere. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
A humorous chick flick for well-read audiences, Austenland is a novel concept. Full Review

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